[TR] side curtain build

Kinderlehrer kinderlehrer at comcast.net
Sat Jan 19 12:22:43 MST 2013

My approach was bit different -  I used the router attachment on my Dremel
to cut a slot in the plastic, leaving sufficient material at the top and
bottom. I then used a sewing awl to sew through the side curtain material
together through and for the length of the slot. Worked for me.

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[mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of George Richardson
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:34 AM
To: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] side curtain build

I used a big old Singer industrial sewing machine on the plastic and it just
punched through. However, I did do some touchup on the ends by using a
sewing awl and heating the needle so that it melted through the plastic.

George Richardson
Key Men - Keys for Classics

On 1/18/2013 10:12 PM, Gary Nafziger wrote:
> I'm rebuilding my tr-3 side curtains and things are going well.  
> However I'm having a problem fitting the forward solid window.  It's 
> very thin plexiglass and the only information I've been able to find 
> simply says the front plexi window is sewn in with the vinyl trim.
> Does a person drill small holes through the plexiglass to pull the 
> thread through?  Is the thread then looped around the forward vertical 
> frame to pull it tight?  The forward vertical frame piece is also very 
> thin and I'm wondering how to glue vinyl to that as well as attach the 
> plexiglass.
> Just wondering is anyone has re-built they're side screens themselves 
> and how they handled this.
> thanks
> gary n.

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